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SOURCE Cosmederm Bioscience
SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty-five percent of adults suffer from itch symptoms each year with nearly three-quarters of those seeking relief through the use of lotions, creams, sprays and gels, and more than a quarter of them seeing a doctor for their itch according to a survey conducted online by Harris Interactive for TriCalm, a new anti-itch solution.
TriCalm is a steroid-free, over-the-counter gel clinically proven to help stop itching, burning and stinging associated with a range of common skin irritations such as bug bites, poison ivy, hives and allergy-induced rashes.
What sets TriCalm apart from existing anti-itch products is its patented ingredient Cosmederm-7®. TriCalm's unique formulation selectively blocks the nerves that cause itching and burning, without causing numbness or other side effects. Because it does not contain steroids, TriCalm can be reapplied as often as necessary for adults and kids over two years old and has been tested to be safe and effective for long-term use.
Ideal for Parents
For parents, nothing is worse than watching a child suffer. The majority of parents surveyed say when their kids feel miserable from itch, they feel miserable as well and they are seeking solutions to get their kids and themselves back to normal.
Dr. Erin Gilbert, MD, PhD, FAAD, says, "Itch is an extremely common complaint in both my pediatric and my adult patients. As a dermatologist I see patients experimenting with multiple over-the-counter products before they get to my office. However, many of these products offer short-term relief or have long-term side effects. TriCalm is a novel anti-itch gel that provides itch relief on contact. It is effective, steroid-free, safe to use as directed and has been tolerated extremely well by my patients."
Cleaning out the Medicine Cabinet
Nearly 70 percent of the survey respondents had two or more anti-itch products in their medicine cabinet, with more than 21 percent admitting to having four or more products at home. The reason medicine cabinets are crowded with itch solutions? Nearly 40 percent say that they are not satisfied with the over-the-counter anti-itch options available to them. With TriCalm, it's possible to keep just one product on hand to effectively relieve various types of itching, burning and stinging.
TriCalm is currently available at Walgreens, CVS, Kerr Drug Stores and other retailers. For more information, visit TriCalm.com or "like us" on Facebook.
TriCalm is a product of Cosmederm Bioscience, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology and pain management. Drawing on years of laboratory research and published clinical work, Cosmederm develops products that target a wide variety of skin diseases and inflammatory conditions. With its portfolio of patented analgesic and anti-inflammatory compounds, Cosmederm has developed uniquely effective topical products ranging from cosmeceuticals and OTC drugs to a pipeline of prescription drug candidates. Cosmederm is the sole owner of COSMEDERM-7, a patented compound made from strontium that has been developed for dermatological applications. Cosmederm's product lines include TriCalm™, REFINITY™ Skin Solutions, and COSMEDERM SKIN SCIENCE™.
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